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Old 08-29-2013, 08:03 PM
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H23 blue top legal?

This is probably a dumb question but is a h23 blue top street legal in Virginia or us? I'm thinking about swapping.
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Re: H23 blue top legal?

I asked and researched the same question...

Illegal? No.
Passes smog? No.
Cops around here where im from WILL ticket you and force you to give up the motor.
How they know if its legal is the stamp on the block it self.


So to answer your question... I dont know! ask your local sheriff and or highway patrol they should know more than ANYONE else.
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Re: H23 blue top legal?

Just paint the valve cover another color lol

Jp, should be legal... Wasn't the accord sir wagon available in us?? Search that up, if yea then yes it's legal, because the h23a came in it, "blue top"

There are tons of people with h23a engines in America...
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Just paint the valve cover another color lol

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Passes smog?
In Fairfax County VA (where the OP's from, and I lived for several years), that's the key question. Most grease monkeys doing the biannual emissions check won't know a blue top from a black top from a purple top...but they will know if you're missing anything emissions related (especially if you're lacking an OBD2 port on a 94+ car), and of courseyou'll have to pass the exhaust sniffer test. They won't take the engine away...they'll just fail you and send you home until you come back with a compliant engine (or pay them to make it so).
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Re: H23 blue top legal?

I know several people with H23Vs in Virginia, but only the DC suburbs have emissions testing.
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Re: H23 blue top legal?

Hampton Roads not sniffing yet?
Suprising...

Richmond area has hinted here n there about sniffing due to the ozone, but due to global warming our air seems to be getting cleaner... or maybe it's all those prius' n volts..
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